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For Immediate Release
Sinai Hospital Adds the Department of Neurology
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has created a new Department of Neurology and has appointed Adrian J. Goldszmidt, M.D., to serve as chief of the
department. Prior to the creation of the new department, Neurology was a
division within the Department of Medicine; Goldszmidt served as head of the
Division of Neurology and head of the Stroke Center at Sinai.
"The elevation of the Division of Neurology to a
department is a testament to Sinai's commitment to providing patients with the
latest therapies and treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes,” said Neil
Meltzer, president of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. "In the nearly 10 years Dr.
Goldszmidt has been with Sinai Hospital, he has been instrumental in the
continued development of the hospital's neuroscience capabilities. His work,
particularly within the area of stroke treatment and research, is a valuable
asset to the institution and the greater Baltimore community.”
The Department of Neurology provides both general and
sub-specialty consultations in the neuroscience field. Specialists offer a
variety of services and clinics in the areas of headache, stroke, epilepsy,
nerve and muscle disorders, ALS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease,
multiple sclerosis, and dizziness.
Additionally, the department will be key factor in the
newly established LifeBridge
Health Brain & Spine Institute, a one-of-its-kind consortium of
specialists from Sinai
Hospital and Northwest Hospital Center in neurology, neurosurgery,
orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other subspecialties. The
Institute offers a full range of services for brain, spine and peripheral
nervous system diseases including sophisticated diagnostic techniques,
state-of-the-art surgical modalities and comprehensive rehabilitation programs.
In 2007, Sinai Hospital will open a new outpatient office building and a new
36-bed, all private-room neurological pavilion, which will house a Spine Center, an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and a Stroke Center with a 10-bed inpatient Stroke Unit.
As chief of Neurology, Goldszmidt plans to move the
department forward by continuing to improve the level of clinical care and
research, while increasing awareness for the neurological programs.
"Sinai Hospital and LifeBridge Health have opened
a unique institution dedicated to treating ailments within the spectrum of
neurology, neurosurgery and rehabilitation,” said Goldszmidt. "I'm excited and
honored to help lead the Department of Neurology as the hospital embarks on this
new endeavor, which will dramatically alter Baltimore's medical landscape for
those seeking help with neurological disorders.”
Hospital of Baltimore is a member of LifeBridge Health, a
regional health organization, which includes Northwest Hospital Center, Levindale Hebrew
Geriatric Center and Hospital, Jewish
Convalescent & Nursing Home, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.
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